CSIS On DOD Contracts

By Christopher J. Castelli / September 18, 2012 at 7:00 PM

The Center for Strategic and International Studies today issued its annual report on contractor spending by the Defense Department. The 56-page report, "U.S. Department of Defense Contract Spending and the Supporting Industrial Base," seeks to provide an in-depth assessment of the trends driving more than half of all federal contract dollars, according to a summary, which notes the report also includes findings on the industrial base supporting DOD in its missions.

The time frame analyzed in the report extends from 1990 to 2011. The Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) is the main source of data on government contract obligations in the CSIS report.